Navy Midshipmen men's basketball
|University||United States Naval Academy|
|Head coach||Ed DeChellis (3rd year)|
Alumni Hall |
Navy Blue and Gold
|Pre-tournament Premo-Porretta champions|
|Pre-tournament Helms champions|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|1954, 1959, 1986|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1947, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1960, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1997, 1998|
|Conference tournament champions|
CAA: 1985, 1986, 1987|
Patriot: 1994, 1997, 1998
|Conference regular season champions|
CAA: 1986, 1987|
Patriot: 1994 (co-champion), 1996 (co-champion), 1997, 1998 (co-champion), 2000 (co-champion)
The Navy Midshipmen men's basketball team represents the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Maryland, in NCAA Division I college basketball. The team competes in the Patriot League and plays its home games in Alumni Hall.
The U.S. Naval Academy began varsity intercollegiate competition in men's basketball in the 1907–08 season. Navy was retroactively recognized as the pre-NCAA Tournament national champion for the 1912–13 and 1918–19 seasons by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll and for the 1912–13 season by the Helms Athletic Foundation.
- 1 Postseason history
- 2 Conference tournament championships
- 3 Awards and honors
- 4 Athletic Hall of Fame
- 5 Notable players
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The Midshipmen have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 11 times and made regional finals (the "Elite Eight") in 1954 and 1986. Their overall tournament record is 8–11.
|1953||Quarterfinals||Holy Cross||L 47–55|
|1953||First Round||Holy Cross||L 74–87|
|1954|| First Round
| W 85–80|
|1959|| Regional Quarterfinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
| North Carolina
| W 76–63|
|1960||Regional Quarterfinals||West Virginia||L 86–94|
|1985|| First Round
| W 78–55|
|1986|| First Round
| W 87–68|
|1987||First Round||Michigan||L 82–97|
|1994||First Round||Missouri||L 53–76|
|1997||First Round||Utah||L 61–75|
|1998||First Round||North Carolina||L 52–88|
The Midshipmen have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament. Their record is 0–1.
|1962||First Round||Duquesne||L 58–70|
Conference tournament championships
Patriot League tournament
- 1994: tournament champion (tournament MVP: T.J. Hall)
- 1997: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Hassan Booker)
- 1998: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Skip Victor)
Colonial Athletic Association tournament
- 1985: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Vernon Butler)
- 1986: tournament champion (tournament MVP: David Robinson)
- 1987: tournament champion (tournament MVP: David Robinson)
Awards and honors
Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Patriot League Men's Basketball Player of the Year
- 2007–08 – Greg Sprink
Athletic Hall of Fame
- Laurence Wild (1913) – Later head coach of the team, and the 30th Governor of American Samoa.
- Brian Gregory (1985–86) – head men's basketball coach at Georgia Tech
- Cliff Rees (1984–88) – over 1,100 career points at the Naval Academy and teammate of David Robinson.
- David Robinson (1983–87) – two-time NBA champion and a 2009 inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame; the CAA's all-time points leader (2,669); won college basketball's two most prestigious player awards, the Naismith and Wooden awards
- Doug Wojcik (1982–86) – a teammate of David Robinson; current head coach at the College of Charleston.
- Navy men's basketball 2006–07 media guide. Accessed April 20, 2008.
- ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. pp. 532–34. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
- Men's Basketball Past Team Champions. Colonial Athletic Association official website. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
- Robinson also received several national awards, including: Naismith College Player of the Year, John R. Wooden Award (Player of the Year), and Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year.
- Hall of Fame Index (by sport). Naval Academy Varsity Athletics official website. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
- Bailey, Steve (August 22, 2008). "In Annapolis, Md., the Past Is Always at Hand". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
- "Navy Men's Basketball: A Tradition of Excellence". NavySports. CBS Sports. 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
- My San Antonio.com – Christenson: Dreaming of Mr. Robinson's neighborhood. Accessed July 2, 2008.[dead link]
- According to the following article about the city of Annapolis, Robinson won the "Eastman Award" in 1987 and the award is in Lejeune Hall. Bailey, Steve (August 22, 2008). "In Annapolis, Md., the Past Is Always at Hand". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-18. See also the footnote at United States Naval Academy#Halls and principal buildings (at "Lejeune Hall").